stay out

phrasal verb

stayed out; staying out; stays out
: to avoid going into a place
They kicked us out of the bar and told us to stay out.
: to spend time away from home
She stayed out dancing all night.

Examples of stay out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everyone knows how to stay out of each other’s way — and also know how to hide when teams suddenly pop up. Michael Schneider, Variety, 20 Sep. 2023 In a new interview on The Spout podcast, the Grammy-winning rapper voiced praise for Queen Bey's penchant for staying out of public drama, noting that it's inspired her to stay quiet sometimes too. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2023 Everyone else had made their way into the locker room to celebrate a win, but Aidan Robbins stayed out. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 No, of course not, but staying out of war does not mean being unaffected by it. John Gustavsson, National Review, 10 Sep. 2023 Breaking waves of up to 20 feet (6 meters) were forecast for Puerto Rico and nearby islands starting early this week, with authorities warning people to stay out of the water. Dánica Coto, Chicago Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 Related: The new-look AFC East is stronger than ever, and the Patriots face stiff competition to stay out of the basement But following Allen’s template for success in Buffalo remains the best possible scenario. Christopher Price,, 8 Sep. 2023 While his sisters mostly stay out of the spotlight, Harry frequently posts about his life, travels and children on his Instagram. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 16 Sep. 2023 The Alabama Board of Education is staying out of the library debate for now. Tcrain, al, 14 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Stay out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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